September 2011 Issue

Pear heaven

By |September 1st, 2011|

Jan van Dijk uses “run through” nursery trees, which are taller, calmer, and have more feathers than the traditional [...]

U.K. grower demos modern concepts

By |September 1st, 2011|

Tony Sunnucks, a fruit grower in Kent, England, is developing a concept pear orchard financed by the U.K. fruit [...]

Quince evaluated for hardiness

By |September 1st, 2011|

Pear trees are inherently inefficient at ­partitioning growth resources to fruit. Modern-day pear rootstock/scion ­combinations typically used in the [...]

Michigan grower sees bright future for plums

By |September 1st, 2011|

Some of Rood’s older plum trees show there can be problems. This tree shows rootstock compatibility problems, and the [...]

Grow perfect Forelle pears on Tatura

By |September 1st, 2011|

Forelle is an attractive, medium-size pear that requires special management and skill to grow it to perfection. The pears [...]

Sticking with pears

By |September 1st, 2011|

Rood built this platform especially for removing fireblight strikes. Controls let him steer, brake, clutch, shift gears, and control [...]

Last Bite

By |September 1st, 2011|

The tribute to John McIntosh appears on a blue plaque near Dundela, Ontario, Photo by Alan L. Brown. The [...]

Single audit standard on the books

By |September 1st, 2011|

Produce growers are getting closer to being able to follow one standard set of food safety rules and undergo [...]

Varieties in the concept pear orchard

By |September 1st, 2011|

Tony Sunnucks’s concept orchard includes two new varieties developed by Delbard Nurseries in France:

Delsanne (trademark Delbard d’Automne)—A cross of [...]

Southeastern peaches enter Mexican markets

By |September 1st, 2011|

H-2A workers in the Titan Farms packing plant cheered when they found their peaches were going to their home [...]